Oceania

Students of Sainte-Therese School receiving games of the Honu Toolkit at the launch on World Oceans Day 2009

New Toolkit to Help Turtles

Te mana o te moana, a non-profit organization in French Polynesia and a new member of IUCN, has been promoting their Honu Toolkit to the people of French Polynesia since its launch on World Oceans Day, in June of this year. …  

13 Jul 2009 | News story

Banking on Biodiversity

The members of the Pacific Islands Roundtable for Nature Conservation met in Honiara from 28 June to the 2 July 2009 to discuss the state of the Pacific Islands environment and review commitments to the Pacific Islands Action Strategy for Nature Conservation and Protected Areas. “Banking on Biodiversity” is the product of those discussions and a call to action in response to the growing threats to the Pacific Islands Region. …  

07 Jul 2009 | News story

Ravilevu Nature Reserve, Taveuni, Fiji

Strengthening Sustainability and Energy Security in Small Island Developing States

Island nations face some pressing challenges in the 21st century which heighten the importance and imperative of moving to more sustainable and secure energy futures. IUCN, with the Austria Development Cooperation, organised a parallel session at the Vienna Energy Conference 22-24 June 2009. …  

06 Jul 2009 | News story
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A child plaiting palm leaves in Samoa

Living the Island Life, in D.C.

IUCN is delighted to announce the appointment of Kate Brown as the Global Island Partnership (GLISPA) Coordinator, who will be based out of the U.S. office in Washington, D.C.  …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

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Call for Nominations for IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania

Mr Lionel Gibson, elected by the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Barcelona in October 2008 as IUCN Regional Councillor for Oceania, has resigned from the IUCN Council due to his current work commitments. …  

26 Jun 2009 | News story

Fiji - coat of arms

IUCN Welcomes Fiji as New State Member

The Government of Fiji has officially announced its decision to join IUCN by adhering to the IUCN Statutes. The Department of Environment has been designated by the Government of Fiji as its liaison with the IUCN Secretariat. …  

25 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefevre at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji

"Invest in Nature Now !" - Director General Launches Public Lecture Series

We need to adopt an alternative paradigm in which Investment in Natural Capital is central” That was the message IUCN Director General Julia Marton-Lefѐvre gave in her address to launch the IUCN-USP Public lecture series, held at the University of the South Pacific’s Faculty of Business and Economics lecture theatre, in Laucala on June 10th. …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Director General at the Regional Office for Oceania

Director General - Julia, on the move in Oceania

Invest in Nature” was the message from IUCN Director General, Julia Marton-Lefѐvre, as she swept through the Oceania region meeting IUCN members, partners and donors. …  

19 Jun 2009 | News story

Map of areas closed to fishing, Western Pacific

IUCN welcomes fishing closures in Pacific high seas pockets

IUCN welcomes the decision by Western Pacific island nations to close an area three times the size of California to fishing activity, effectively creating the world's largest no-take zone.  The decision was reached in order to protect one of the world's last great tuna stocks. The fishing effort in the economic exclusion zones (EEZs) around the islands, mainly carried out by foreign fleets that pay the island states for the right to fish, will continue at a unsustainable rate, however, according to IUCN. …  

07 Jun 2009 | News story

IUCN Oceania Regional Office Joins the Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network

The Pacific Disaster Risk Management Partnership Network was established at the behest of the Pacific Island Leaders in 2006. This Partnership Network, facilitated by the Pacific Islands Applied Geoscience Commission (SOPAC) was established primarily as collaborative and cooperative mechanisms to support Pacific Island countries in relation to capacity building for disaster risk management. …  

25 May 2009 | News story

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